Agriculture & Energy

After an extended era of stable energy supplies, from a variety of fossil fuels that began with the industrial revolution change is in the wind. New costs of fossil energy are coming to the forefront that includes: future carbon constraints, the need to pursue more non-conventional sources, and re-distribution of wealth. Diversifying our energy sources is a possible solution that could bring about more stability and a brighter future. Agriculture can play a significant role in this diversification. Mark Matlock, Senior VP, Research Division — Archer Daniels Midland, discussed the need to globalize advanced agricultural practices and as a result recognize how sustainably will be important in making this a permanent part of the solution.